psi

1
[ sahy, psahy ]
/ saɪ, psaɪ /
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noun, plural psis.

the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet (Ψ, ψ).
the group of consonant sounds represented by this letter.

Nearby words

  1. pseudovector,
  2. pseudoxanthoma elasticum,
  3. psf,
  4. psg,
  5. pshaw,
  6. psi particle,
  7. psi phenomenon,
  8. psia,
  9. psid,
  10. psig

Origin of psi

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Greek pseî

psi

2
[ sahy ]
/ saɪ /

noun

any purportedly psychic phenomenon, as psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance, or the like.

Origin of psi

2
1940–45; shortening of psychic or parapsychic

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British Dictionary definitions for psis

PSIS

abbreviation for (in New Zealand)

Public Service Investment Society, New Zealand's largest credit union

psi

1

abbreviation for

pounds per square inch

psi

2
/ (psaɪ) /

noun

the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet (Ψ, ψ), a composite consonant, transliterated as ps
  1. paranormal or psychic phenomena collectively
  2. (as modifier)psi powers
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Word Origin and History for psis

psi

n.

23rd letter of the Greek alphabet. Use for "psychic force, paranormal phenomenon" dates from 1942 (probably from psychic (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for psis

psi

[ sī, psī ]

n.

The 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet.

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